How Long Should A Clickbank eBook Be?

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In the process of developing my first clickbank ebook and I was just wondering, what would be a good length for the book?

200 pages? 300 pages? Beyond? I know there is no simple answer to this question, but for those of you who have already launched a successful clickbank eBook, what was the length of your book?

Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    It really just depends on the niche, and then the sub-niche. Let's say you were typing up an e-book on making money with ppc ads, that e-book could go anywhere from 10-50 pages. But on the other hand, if you're typing an e-book about weight loss,...well you can only imagine how long that could possibly be.
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    • Profile picture of the author npakergy16
      Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

      It really just depends on the niche, and then the sub-niche. Let's say you were typing up an e-book on making money with ppc ads, that e-book could go anywhere from 10-50 pages. But on the other hand, if you're typing an e-book about weight loss,...well you can only imagine how long that could possibly be.
      Excellent point you made about the weight loss ebook! I'm actually writing one on building muscle mass/bodybuilding, but I'm guessing it still needs to be a decent length?
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  • Profile picture of the author BamaGuy
    Focus on delivering good quality and don't be so much concerned with the amount of pages. Most reports can range anywhere from 3 pages - 50 pages and be packed with real good content.

    Others try to increase their page count with fluff in order to price the product higher. In the end, you have some upset people that have to look hard for the message you are trying to give them.
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    • Profile picture of the author Linkology
      Originally Posted by BamaGuy View Post

      Focus on delivering good quality and don't be so much concerned with the amount of pages.

      Others try to increase their page count with fluff in order to price the product higher. In the end, you have some upset people that have to look hard for the message you are trying to give them.
      Excellent advice,

      Couldn't have said it better myself....
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  • Profile picture of the author KuhNoodle
    If you were really bad ass you would be able to sell a 1 page ebook Make three pages if you had a title page and a disclaimer a the beginning. But seriously the ebook only needs to be as long as you need it to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author MilesBaker
    ClickBank has no requirement on length, so it can be as long as you want it to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author ajsmith
    Two or three hundred pages is quite a bit. It's better to have less and really focus and solve a problem than to go on and on. You probably want to start with an outline and go from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author dbrwn
    I have to agree with those that say that it really doesn't matter how long the book is. The number of pages isn't what is important here, the content is what is the most important.

    If you just want a huge number of pages to make the e-book look fat and impressive, then add a bunch of filler and fluff into it, but if it is content that you're after, then don't worry about how many pages the book should be. Just focus on the content because that's what people are looking for not fat e-books filled with fluff and filler
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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    I am going to speak from a customers point of view. I do not want 100 pages. I don't even want 50 pages in most cases. I want quality information not quantity. If you can tell it to me in 5 pages then don't use 6. If you can tell it to me in 10 pages then don't use 20.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zend
    People will buy something based on the content, not based on the page lenght. As long as you can give detailed information about what you're about to solve or teach, you can make 5 pages or 500 pages as long as you want. and when the promotion start, you don't have to tell how much page the ebook is, it's okay.
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      In researching the marketing of my eBook I looked at numerous ones in the same niche - product sourcing and importing. As I read most of them, I quickly became annoyed that the writer was simply trying to fill the pages without getting to the point.

      I also found some who offered a course comprising multiple DVDs plus a lengthy book that might have been appropriate for studying at university.

      I got my message across in 31 pages and have received nothing but praise from my buyers. Maybe the secret is that in my field of expertise I have been there, done that, for 22 years, so I know what is important and what is not.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinPlatt
    How many pages is enough to get your point across?

    I'd rather read a 5 page eBook that is straight to the point and 100% content, rather than a 200 page eBook with little in the way of information, and a lot of waffle and fluff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    It's like a ladies skirt - it should be long enough to cover everything and short enough to keep people interested
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  • Profile picture of the author sanhal
    I have a book on Clickbank which is 136 pages long. From a buyers point of view I would say that you should try to keep it under 100 pages.

    Sandy
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    • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
      Originally Posted by Jill Carpenter View Post

      It needs to be as long as it needs to be.
      .[/B]
      Jill beat me to it

      Originally Posted by WillR View Post

      I am going to speak from a customers point of view. I do not want 100 pages. I don't even want 50 pages in most cases. I want quality information not quantity. If you can tell it to me in 5 pages then don't use 6. If you can tell it to me in 10 pages then don't use 20.
      WillR's spot on.

      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      It's like a ladies skirt - it should be long enough to cover everything and short enough to keep people interested
      Sorry - I rarely disagree with Will E, but I'm going to here.

      The classic mistake that many untrained presenters and "experts" make is trying to tell their audience everything they know. Yawn.

      If you are genuinely trying to educate your readership you need to start by defining two things:
      a) the initial level of knowledge you expect from your reader. If it's aimed at beginners, say so and make sure you define everything and assume no knowledge. If you expect some prior knowledge, define it and make sure you reader understands what is required of them

      b) the level of knowledge you expect your reader to have on completing your product. It's unlikely that you are aiming to make your readers all round, world experts, so trying to tell them "everything" is counter productive.

      Once you have defined your start and end points and written what is necessary to move your reader from one to the other, you can then point them in the direction of further study - either your own product, someone else's or further online research.
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      • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
        Originally Posted by rosetrees View Post

        Jill beat me to it
        Sorry - I rarely disagree with Will E, but I'm going to here.
        Hey Rose - we don't disagree at all. It is simply a matter of scope i.e. you cover everything in scope
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  • Profile picture of the author StevenJones
    Chapters.

    - Introduction
    - Your story
    - Identify pain
    - Agitate pain
    - Provide solution
    - Share resources
    - Your personal tips
    - Conclusion
    - Advertise your new eBook
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  • Profile picture of the author vicwic
    Like a mini-skirt: long enough to cover everything, but short enough to keep the person's attention.

    (This is also how my husband described his wedding speech )


    A non-fiction book should be "long enough" so that it accurately covers what it needs to without drowning the reader with extra (potentially confusing) information.

    I know this is a fuzzy answer, but take a look in your local book store or library at their non-fiction books and you'll see the difference in physical books' sizes - why would ebooks be any different? Perhaps asking someone to read your book to see if it accurately explains what you want it to might help.

    hope that helps.
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